History of Nantucket Reds

A member of Ivy-Style’s Facebook group found this great video on Murray’s Toggery Shop and Nantucket Reds.

8 Comments on "History of Nantucket Reds"

  1. Paul Stillman | October 11, 2009 at 2:20 am |

    I’ve got two pair of the Nantucket Red pants, a button down Nantucket Red shirt, an “ACK” belt (navy ribbon on Nantucket Red canvas). I definitely would recommend their clothes to any interested party. I do have a question about fit, however. The shirt seems to be rather baggy (actually, the word “huge” comes to mind) and I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience with the item. I generally fall between a large and a medium, so I purchased a large to make sure it would fit around my belly. The sleeves are a tad long and the shirt fits around the neck pretty well (it’s just a tad large, but that’s common for me), but the rest of the shirt is quite baggy. Is that the way the shirt is supposed to fit? The pants also are a bit roomier than other pants I buy in that same waist size. Has anyone had a similar experience with this clothier. Thank you for your response.

  2. This is great. Thanks.

  3. Being a rather endowed man I love the loose fit of the reds! I also like to roll them up on rainy days. I’m hoping I can find Nantucket Red spandex for working out. The Nantucket Red pants give me the confidance I need to go in public and look like a million bucks!

  4. I actually decided to approve that comment.

  5. Paul Stillman | October 11, 2009 at 7:09 pm |

    It was a close call, wasn’t it Christian? By the way, are the shirts and pants supposed to be as baggy as I depicted them?

  6. Sorry Paul, I wouldn’t know: don’t own any.

    The pants are an obligatory souvenir, but I’ll wait until I can pick them out in person.

  7. Good call brining this video to a wider audience. Love reds.

    Our reader who likes red spandex would have loved the old Chipp jock straps.

  8. Mr. Micawber | April 24, 2014 at 9:53 am |

    Great history! Sorry to drudge up an old post, but I have a nantucket red question: will they go with quoddy boat shoes that have a red brick camp sole? Or is that a bit too clashy in a bad way?

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